Swine flu toll rises to 159 in Mexico

April 29th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, April 29 (Xinhua) The toll in Mexico’s suspected swine flu cases has risen to 159, said Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova.
“With the information available up to now, we can confirm that there are 159 deaths registered as suspect cases,” he told reporters late Tuesday.

The number climbed from 152 announced earlier in the day.

Cordova said 2,498 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported, with 1,311 of the patients still in the hospital.

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